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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Leave Heather Mills Alone

Heather Mills

I have not always been nice to Heather Mills. I have labelled her a gold-digger, a celebrity-hungry wannabe without a leg to stand on. But I am taking it all back after reading the interview stories following her appearance on GMTV.

Firstly, my friends in the media have completley misrepresented her interview, producing spurious headlines with no regard for accuracy. None seem to have actually received and read and understood the full broadcast transcript of that interview, so they are misquoting each other in a bid to out-do each other in their villification of Heather Mills.

What she actually said, if people can be bothered to look past their own preconceptions and prejudices, is that she hates the fact that ordinary people feel they have a right to come up to her in public and swear and shout abuse at her in front of her 4-year old daughter. And the reason for this is because a lot of middle-aged blokes who are afraid their wives will screw them for a lot of money, and who also grew up with The Beatles, have portrayed all her bad points in such a way that we now all believe she must be evil and therefore must be destroyed.

Furthermore, she NEVER said she was like Diana or Kate McCann. She said: "What sort of society are we living in when it becomes acceptable for the media to intrude into every part of our lives and feel they have the right to hound us and to judge us... look at what they did to Diana. Look at Kate and her husband. They've lost a daughter and it is so very sad, but on top of that they have to deal with all the media intrusion."

They have also made it acceptable for us to take the piss out of people who have a disability because, well, if we don't like the person, then it's okay to subject them to cheap jokes like the one I started this blog post with.

For 20 years Heather Mills was the media darling who had overcome a horrific accident and who had devoted her life to charitable causes. Then she married Paul and for a while all was well. The trouble is, we were't over Linda. We all loved Linda McCartney and could not forgive Paul for marrying so quickly. Suddenly we started to applaud Stella McCartney for her distaste for her father's marriage. In fact, all the kids quickly took arms against Heather.

If any of you have been a step-parent you must know how hard it is if the kids dont like you - especially so when the children are all celebrities, adults and have resonance with the press. Heather was doomed and so was the marriage. Even when she gave up all for-profit appearances and became a mother, it didn't do her any favours - she had no income of her own. If I were a wife and mother for four years and had given up my income to run a household, I would expect that, if the marriage broke down, I would be entitled to a share of that income for the duration of my stay. Her problem was that she asked for more.

MORE?

OKAY, perhaps given the sums involved it could be greedy. To people like you and me, who dont have that kind of money, it is obscene. But that does not give us the right to judge.

Also it's HER, not Paul, who wants to look after the child. Paul doesn't want to take any responsibility for the upbringing of his legal offspring. So what does that say about him? That he's more concerned about his own music than about his children. After all, he never consulted his children before he married Heather, and he doesn't seem to care about his 4-year old otherwise he would make public moves to stop all this public villification of the mother of his child.

Some more points of contention

1) Paul McCartney has had so much facial surgery that it must have taken a lot of love to wake up to that each morning. Look at his latest photos. The man draws his own eyebrows on. That is simply scary.


2) Paul McCartney was responsible for THE FROG SONG


3) John Lennon was the creative genius behind the Beatles. Paul McCartney was not brilliant without him. Look at his recent stuff. It's like watching your granddad do karaoke at a family wedding.


Oy, Granddad, NO!

36 comments:

Johnny Huxley said...

Ah Mermaid some very balanced thoughts, well presented. All I would disagree with is that anyone who had had the misfortune to have eaten a Linda McCartney veggie sausage would go to her grave with a grievance.
The only other thing I would add is that anyone who would want to face sit with Mr. McCartney shouldn't be allowed to make important decisions for themselves.
(If you harbour any such fantasies, then please do not take this personally).

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

Huxley -

a Linda McCartney veggie sausage

is that a euphemism?

And I take your point re the second point

Johnny Huxley said...

"...a Linda McCartney veggie sausage,
is that a euphemism?"


Not for a sausage.

Johnny Huxley said...

You have turned my head, and I have linked with you on my first date, I hope you will still respect me in the morning.

The Hoff said...

Mermins! I am disappointed in you.. the beatles were shit without John Lennon? Heather Mills is a saint? I thought you were a smart woman but now I must rethink

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

Why thank you young Huxley *blushing* I will have to return the linking favour. I notice you are a friend of the young Michael Kelly? He's an internet deity.

The Hoff... I write nice things about you all the time and this is what you give me? Bog off back to Germany you over-grown muscle-head.

mutleythedog said...

Our friend The Hitch has offered to 'fix me up' with Lady McCartney and I am in two minds. Obviously she is rich and looney - but on the other hand she is really annoying. What do you think? Should I take him up on his offer?

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

Hm... Mutley, I am poor, looney and annoying, and it's not put anyone off me...oh, wait, yes it has... I'm a mad cat woman... Hm. If I were rich....

Daisy said...

oh MM if you were rich you would just be a rich cat woman...as i am a dog lady...can't help who we are...and the men around us need to take heed...btw...it is infinately more secure telling secrets to a dog/cat than a man anyway ;) (and they don't talk back!)

The Hitch said...

Mutley
I am afraid her price keeps going up, she may now be out of our league.
I loathe paul mccartney , I think that he and his wife deserve each other. I also dont care if she is upset , she did this to herself.

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

Daisy - Sometimes cats talk back but it doesn't always make sense. For example, I poured out my soul to Monty The Cat, and when I'd finished unburdening my poor heart, he said something that sounded like: "Feed Me"...

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

The Hitch -

I think I dislike Paul more as he's obviously unable to grow up. I bet he couldn't fix a loo seat on.

Old Tarf said...

Leave the two of them alone. It is a media frenzy only because of the money involved. If it was Ringo instead of Paul no oe would care. After all
Ringo had no talent, Pete Best was a better drummer but not Epstein friendly, so he had to go.

I agree Paul had no real talent and piggy backed on John.

Paul however thanks to Linda did have more stability in his life and saved his cash. Whilst the others blew theirs.

There always was some hint that Paul ripped off tunes from others. ( case in point "let it be"). This was apparently written by a young female artist, who Paul stole from, although a big pay off, so never went to court.

Old Tarf said...

Leave the two of them alone. It is a media frenzy only because of the money involved. If it was Ringo instead of Paul no oe would care. After all
Ringo had no talent, Pete Best was a better drummer but not Epstein friendly, so he had to go.

I agree Paul had no real talent and piggy backed on John.

Paul however thanks to Linda did have more stability in his life and saved his cash. Whilst the others blew theirs.

There always was some hint that Paul ripped off tunes from others. ( case in point "let it be"). This was apparently written by a young female artist, who Paul stole from, although a big pay off, so never went to court.

electro-kevin said...

I've just posted about this on my blog.

A rather different take.

EmmaK said...

no disrespect but I always found Macca to be one of the dullest popstars on earth, on a par with Cliff Richard. What he did or did not do with his vegetarian sausage with his ex-one legged pal is of no interest to me I'm afraid.

Also, A WARNING ...please don't trust that johnny huxley bloke. He is currently all over the blog of every good looking lady in the blogosphere. Oh yes, he is charming, oh yes, he is a master at the art of oratory and is no doubt a cunning linguist, but can we trust this darstardly cad who seeps like a virus through the blogosphere, I think not ? :P

john.g. said...

I heard her interview, and she said there had been no talk of money yet.

I, generally, am with you though Mermaid.

electro-kevin said...

As for Heather. I think she's an attention seeker which I wouldn't mind if she had talent.

As regards the newspaper stories that she used to be a whore - why didn't she or Paul sue over something so slanderous ?

According to Felix Dennis - founder of Dennis publishing (one of the largest in the UK) he aludes to her being a lady of the night in his recent book. I don't doubt him.

Dennis said...

Did somebody call? Felix is my first name! I made my fortune from lousy 340-page computer magazines with 2 pages of editorial and 338 pages of ads from Watford Electronics and Tiny.

Now, as to Heather Mills-McCartney, or Heather Mills (as she prefers). She has made a cardinal error in criticizing the tabloid press. They will take the chainsaws to her and no mistake. I am surprised she has not hired a PR firm to deal with these vermin.

Apropos Johnny Huxley, he looks a bit psychedelic to me. Be on your guard, madam!

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

HeHe! THis scandal has upset even our resident canadian so much he had to post twice!

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

HeHe! THis scandal has upset even our resident canadian so much he had to post twice!


see what I did there?

Tarf- thank you! a man with sense! Paul McCartney sucks so much he blows.

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

Dennis - now I am confused. I thought Tiny went out of business? Is that why you took to blogging because all that advertising was pulled?

EK- I am going to have a look at your take now!

Emma - for all I know, everyone here except you and Old Tarf COULD be the same person!

All Shook Up said...

Well done for defending Heather, Mermaid. She may be all of those things in your first sentence.. but she fulfills a purpose for some people.

Oh and I won't hear a word said against Ringo!

Old Tarf said...

MM- you are so kind, to stick up for one so old and frail as myself. I guess you have too, or the cat gets all the stuff.

I did meet Harrison once at party. When we were going to go on tour with Mungo Jerry but the power strikes cancelled everything.

Gorilla Bananas said...

Paul became a vegetarian after meeting a gorilla, so we respect him for that. But then he behaved like an ass after ogling that chap suspended over the River Thames in a glass box. Heather is a shrew who was obviously going to break his balls, but no one forced him to marry her. But Mermaid, who are these friends of yours in the tabloid media? I thought you were a respectable financial journalist. She who rides with an outlaw, dies with an outlaw, Mermaid. That's a saying we have in the Congo.

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

Hello my dear Gorilla! I love that saying - She who rides with an outlaw, dies with an outlaw -

Actually that sounds rather romantic and daring and exciting!

I have friends on every newspaper in the land, including the People. I have written for most of them too, but don't judge me!!!

idle said...

I think we need to hear more about the tour-that-nearly-was with Mungo Jerry. Those guys were BIG, and not only in Tavistock.

The Mills bomb is ghastly. Standing up for her is easier for you to do than it is for her. Macca is dreadful and has been since late 1970. All this shows what happens when you marry someone just because she gave you wood.

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

Nobody thought she was ghastly when she spent 16 years on the periphery doing work for charities

idle said...

No wonder she got hit by a car if she spent 16 years on the peripherique. Asking for trouble.

Johnny Huxley said...

Someone may be shrill, and unpleasant; but that does not mean you can treat them with open abuse.

By the way Emma K; thanks for the nice words.

Lady Jane said...

To be honest, I never liked Linda McCartney.. not that I knew her obviously, but the sight of her jawing that gum, day in and day out, used to set my nerves on edge!
I don't think HM is such a bad lass... seems pretty upfront and honest to me.. not that I could give a flying f*** either way (scuse language).

Daphne Wayne-Bough, said...

As someone who was once sacked by Rebekah Wade, I am no friend of the tabloids. However, I have it from a very reputable source (Private Eye) that Ms Mills is something of a fantasist and is more than economical with the truth when it comes to her charitable work. Macca was a soft target. She's never have got away with it with Keith Richards.

Dennis said...

That's because Keith Richards died in 1977.

What you see now is a cyborg: only a machine could do what it does and not keel over.

It has moved into the old place at West Wittering. When it's at home, there's a huge power drain locally and people's lights go dim. Hard luck if you're baking a sponge in an electric oven when Keefy decides to plug in for a recharge.

The Hitch said...

I hate to be rude (no I dont) but how can you get the Horn for a one legged prossie from newcastle ?

agree with everything else
He is crap and probably couldnt fix a bog seat , unlike me.
Hitch is so mean that even with £850 million in the bank I would fix my own bog seat( then invoice myself and try and get it down as a business expense)

theboycanthelpit said...

There's a gag here screaming for release about stumping up for extras but I shan't, mustn't, won't...

Geoff! Geoff! Geoff! said...

As one of those "evil" media people, I really could care less about that ghastly woman. I have to say that on this one, you don't have a leg to stand on.


(No that was not a deliberate pun, but what the heck)